[pacman-dev] 'replaces' confusion

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 11:03:02 EST 2007

On 2/26/07, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> I vote for depends as well. Aren't conflicts and provides already
> there too? It seems to fit perfectly with those. I also say we should
> try to put it consistently in depends, including in the repos. We may
> need to have a rather extended transition period where it is in both,
> however, as we should try to be backwards compatible with what pacman2
> expects for a while.

Well, the argument for using /desc is that it's already read in the
case of a sysupgrade, making it quicker to load using the files

Currently, repo-add writes to the /depends file, it seems.  This
should be a fairly quick change to fix this up.  For 'replaces' info,
we will just have to read BOTH desc and depends files for now.  I
could always issue a warning when replaces info is found in the /desc
file, saying it's an old repo and should be updated before this is
unsupported... just a suggestion.

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